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An on-going series of unabridged short stories and poems that visits the borders between genius and madness. Readings of the explorations of the greater and lesser masters, including Leo Tolstoy, Nikolai Gogol, Anton Chekhov, Charles Dickens, T. S. Eliot. Guy de Maupassant, Emile Zola, Gustave Flaubert, Vsevolod Garshin, Kahlil Gibran, H. P. Lovecraft, Lu Xun, Hans Christian Andersen, Edgar Allen Poe, Emily Dickinson, and others. (Some, but not all, recordings are in the Public Domain as read...
Topics: audiobook, literature, librivox, Russian literature, world literature, Alan Davis Drake, 9-12...
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John Burroughs (1837-1921) was an immensely popular writer during his lifetime. He traveled with John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt; he spent various afternoons with Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Walt Whitman and hundreds of other well known people as he traveled across the States or when they visited his simple home and study overlooking the Hudson River. He was Whitman's first biographer, clear of Whitman's virtue and visions and unfaltering in his clear-minded praise. One might say he had, for many...
Topics: poetry, American Poetry, American Naturalist, 19th Century, John Burroughs, Alan Davis Drake,...
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AN ON-GOING SERIES of short stories and poems for in-class use —and to download and listen to at home. • • Stories by: Kate Chopin, Richmal Compton, Stephen Crane, Anton Chekhov, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Nikolai Gogol, The Brothers Grimm, Bret Harte, James Joyce, Jack London, H. P. Lovecraft, Guy de Maupassant, Edgar Allen Poe, Leo Tolstoy, and others... • • Poems by: Li Bai, Anne Bradstreet, Lewis Carroll, E. E. Cummings, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Robert Frost, John Masefield, Edgar Allan...
Topics: audiobook, 7-12, higher education, LibriVox, Alan Davis Drake
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THE LIFE OF BUDDHA by André Ferdinand Herold translated from the French by Paul C. Blum Narrated by Alan Davis Drake Originally published in French in 1922 and later translated by Paul C. Blum, this biography of Buddha is told in an unassuming and engaging style. The public domain text strings together the narrative of Buddha's life as gathered from several classic Buddhist texts, including the Buddhacharita of Asvaghosa, the Lalitavistara, and the Jataka, tales of the Buddha's former births....
Topics: audiobook, Buddha, Buddhism, Siddhartha, Andre Ferdinand Herold, Paul C. Blum, Alan Davis Drake,...
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Anton Chekhov wrote three interconnected short stories, sometimes referred to as "The Little Trilogy." The three are: "The Man in a Case," "Gooseberries," and "About Love." These individual tales are well loved in their own right, but read/listened to together, they reveal interrelated, reoccurring characters and themes. The three stories read here in public performance, are now available as a single iPod or MP3 audiobook. Please select the version...
Topics: Chekhov, trilogy, audiobook, Alan Davis Drake, Russian Literature, public performance
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A collection of short stories by Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Leo Tolstoy - 1828-1910.) This is a growing collection of short stories by Tolstoy. Current audiobook length 1 hr and 48 mins.
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Topics: audiobook, LibriVox, short stories, Russian Literature, 9-12. high school, higher education,...
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Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) shares insightful moments in the everyday lives of 19th Century Russians. With great economy, Chekhov's short stories reveal the depths of human joy, confusion, dissatisfaction, and sorrow. His tales elicit a deep sympathy for all people, wherever they may be, in Russia more than a hundred years ago or anywhere in the world today. These translations, by Constance Garnett, Marian Fell, and others, are offered here as public domain recordings created both for...
Topics: audiobook, LibriVox, short stories, Russian Literature, high school, higher education, Chekhov,...
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Djuna Barnes (12 June, 1892 to 18 June, 1982) Djuna Barnes was an American writer who played an important part in the development of 20th century English language modernist writing and was one of the key figures in 1920s and 30s bohemian Paris after filling a similar role in the Greenwich Village of the teens. Her novel Nightwood became a cult work of modern fiction, helped by an introduction by T. S. Eliot. It stands out today for its portrayal of lesbian themes and its distinctive writing...
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Lu Xun (Lu Hsün, 1881-1936) is considered the father of modern Chinese literature. Expressing an affinity with Nikolai Gogol, his works speak in the language of everyday China entering the Modern Age. "A Madman's Diary," with its nod to Gogol's tale of the same name, tells of one man’s struggles with outmoded traditions in the guise of cannibalism. Are his fears real or are they an expression of madness? Like Gogol in "The Cloak" and other tales, Xun approaches our...
Topics: China, Gogol, Chinese Literature, madman, Alan Davis Drake
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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1793-1882) was a 19th Century giant. On 9 September 1832, upon resigning from his ministry in the Unitarian Church, he in effect became an unaffiliated "modern minister" with radical views. He moved on to spearhead a broad spiritual movement still effecting our lives today. Chief spokesperson for the American literary/philosophic movement called Transcendentalism, Emerson lectured, published essays and wrote informational and instructive poetry to further his...
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Anton Chekhov's Swan Song [1887] was one of his early plays. In it are but two characters: Vasili Svietlovidoff, a 68 year old comic actor and Nikita Ivanich, who is an even older man, the theater's prompter. Following a benefit evening in his honor, unbeknownst to everyone, the comic actor Svetlovidov falls asleep in a drunken blur. When he awakens, the theater is dark and empty. He falls quickly into saddened monologue... The play opens with Chekhov's stage directions: The scene is laid on...
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A young brother and sister learn an early life lesson wn hen three kittens are newly born in their home.
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An on-going collection of stories and other works, including critical articles. introductions, summaries... This audiobook is an on-going collection of stories by Nikolai Vasilievitch Gogol (1809-1852) as rendered into English by a variety of translators whose works are in the public domain. The version of "The Cloak" is translated by Isabel F. Hapgood (1886), the "Memoirs of a Madman" and "The Nose" are translated by Claud Field; and others... There is an oft...
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Topics: russia, russian literature, LibriVox, audiobook, Alan Davis Drake
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Free audio download. Unabridged. Here is F. Scott Fitzgerald's somewhat obscure short story "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" —obscure of course, until Mr. Button became conflated with Mr. Pitt. Recorded here is the complete, original story as penned by Fitzgerald in the early 1920s, published originally in Colliers and finally collected in the popular Tales of the Jazz Age. One might call Benjamin Button an odd addition to the collection, as he was born in 1860, the year prior...
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Topics: American Literature, audiobook, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Alan Davis Drake, recording, audio, audiobook
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Andrew Marvell (1621 - 1678) was an English metaphysical poet and member of England's Parliament. He spent his days with the likes of John Milton, John Donne, George Herbert, Oliver Cromwell and Juliana. All audio and video production and voice-overs by Alan Davis Drake.
Topics: 18th Century, poem, poetry, Alan Davis Drake
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archae Journal's eZine publishes on-line recordings and texts of contemporary poetry and prose. archae is proud to publish text and recordings from the 19th Subterranean Readings, the 2009 Hudson Valley Poets Fest in its entirety. (Aug 22) For submission information/guidelines on both text and recordings, visit archaeZine All submissions are reviewed by archae editors, who consider the quality of both the written poem and the recordings. (Assistance is available via email.) Editor-in-Chief:...
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Kate Chopin (1850-1904) an American author of short stories and novels, is now considered a forerunner among feminist authors of the 20th century. From 1889 to 1902 she wrote short stories for both children and adults which were published in such magazines as Atlantic Monthly, Vogue, the Century, and Harper's Youth's Companion. Her major works were two short story collections, Bayou Folk (1894) and A Night in Acadie (1897). She also wrote two novels: At Fault (1890) and The Awakening (1899.)...
Topics: audiobook, Librivox, Literature, 19th Century, education, Alan Davis Drake
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Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) accomplished much in his short 45 years. Over the generations, he continued to influence the lives of both everyman and those who would one day themselves shape history, including Leo Tolstoy, Mahatma Gandhi, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. While best known as the author of WALDEN, CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE and other seminal works, he also continued to regularly write poems, many of them appearing within the text of his prose work. Many of these poems were recorded for...
Topics: audiobook, Transcendentalism, 19th Century, American Literature, 9-12, librivox, Alan Davis Drake
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Song of Myself is the core of Walt Whitman's opus magnum, Leaves of Grass. In it he celebrates himself not simply as the poet Walt Whitman in all of his great complexity, but he transcends his own "me-ness" and in doing so welcomes and embraces all of humanity and the natural world each and every corner of it equally, without reservation. Whitman is true, natural and spontaneous, without affectations. He lived comfortably in the 19th Century world, however it manifest. All 52...
Topics: audiobook, LibriVox, poetry, poem, 19th Century, Alan Davis Drake